Saturday, October 9, 2010

Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Title: Personal Demons
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Genre: YA, Supernatural, Romance
Perfect for: those in need of light reading
Star Rating: 4 Stars

To be honest, I was a bit worried about this book in the beginning. The final publication cover is not a favorite of mine. Were I judging just by the cover, odds are I wouldn't have picked this title up. However, you're not supposed to judge books by their covers and in this case I'm quite happy I gave this title a shot.

The story follows high school senior Frannie, a good catholic girl who toes the line when it comes life. She's a complicated character who holds a lot of emotions balled up inside her. Because of that, she's completely unprepared for the arrival of Luc, a demon in human form looking to tag her soul for Hell, and Gabe, an angel in human form looking to tag her soul for Heaven. Feeling an attraction to both boys, Frannie must choose what path to take and figure out why she is so important in the first place.

I had fun reading this book. This is a great popcorn read. It has two charismatic guys and a leading lady with a bit of depth. I think you'll find it hard pressed not to fall for Luc, even though you know his intentions are so not good. And Gabe, well, it takes a while to really get his character, but once he becomes more involved, you'll love him, too!

The story is told from Frannie and Luc's perspective. I really wish we would have heard a bit from Gabe's POV, but maybe in upcoming books... As far as the story goes, it takes a few chapters to really get into the story and the voice. Give it time, as it get's better as more is revealed about Frannie and why she is so important to Heaven and Hell.

Overall, 'Personal Demons' is a fantastic popcorn read. Something that is perfect if you're looking for something quick, fun, and not too heavy. Take a peek!

1 comment:

anjohnston said...

Thanks for the great review. It's always hard for me to get used to a book's voice at first so thanks for the warning about this one. I love that it's in two character's perspectives!